Beats: variations on a theme

This is a series of rings that is based on the acoustic phenomenon of beat.

Schwebung 1 - 5 *

(beats 1- 5)
Finger rings
Silver 925, diameter 21 - 26 mm
Beating means rising and ebbing of a sound at constant frequency. This can be depicted graphically by a sinusoidal oscillation with a rhythmical amplitude modulation. The course of this oscillation was transferred on the rings in different ways. Thus, when progressing on the ring band in a circle the oscillation amplitude rises and ebbs, rises and ebbs, … These rings were either sand cast or made from 2mm silver sheet.